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Learn to code WordPress widget plugins from scratch! In this course, you'll build four different WordPress widgets and learn how to use standard WordPress plugin code to create additional widgets. By the end of the course, you'll be able to implement some basic PHP code, and you'll know how to submit your very own WordPress plugin to the WordPress repository.
This course assumes that you have WordPress installed on your own domain, as we will be writing plugins that you can test right away! This is a beginner course and requires no prior programming knowledge. Students who have an interest in writing code (or at least in learning a few code snippets!) are particularly well-suited for this course.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
|Section 2: Build Widget #1: Hello!|
Getting started: Setting up your code editorPreview
Widget Starter Code
The plugin code: Writing your first widgetPreview
Testing your first widgetPreview
Troubleshooting code errors
Section 1 Quiz
Finished Widget #1 Code
|Section 3: Build Widget #2: What day is today?|
Building your second widget
Section 2 Quiz
Finished Widget #2 Code
|Section 4: Build Widget #3: Let the user create the input, then show it at random!|
Building your third widget
Section 3 Quiz
Finished Widget #3 Code
|Section 5: Build Widget #4: Make a fancy YouTube video embedder.|
Building your fourth widget
Finished Widget #4 Code
|Section 6: Submit a Widget Plugin to the WordPress Respository|
Preparing your widget
Submitting your widget to WordPress
End of Course Quiz
Erin McIntyre founded Erin McIntyre Designs in 2010 from her New York City apartment. She created beautiful web layouts by night while working for Sirius XM Radio during the day. She left NYC in 2013 to return to her home state of Vermont, and Erin McIntyre Designs came with her.
Erin brings a background in photography and graphic layout to her web work, and delights in perfecting both large and small websites. She has clients in many parts of the United States, but Erin particularly enjoys working with small Vermont businesses.